Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Alabama State, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is Normal
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Alabama State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,536 nationwide.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
Seeking diverse points of view to learn with and from? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #2,446, Alabama State University is well below average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Alabama State Ethnic Diversity
If the data is present, the chart will also display Alabama State faculty diversity.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At Alabama State University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,422 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,866 males and 2,946 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alabama State
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Alabama State's faculty, as well as students.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 54.9% of the students attending Alabama State University come from within Alabama. Alabama State's rating of #487 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 31 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alabama State
There is a mid sized group of about 130 international students at Alabama State University representing at least 20 countries. Go to the Alabama State International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Alabama State University, 55.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alabama State #1,047 in the nation for student age diversity.
Alabama State Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Alabama State undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Alabama State doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Alabama State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alabama State?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage varied points of views on campus.